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THE CALENDAR  • CALENDAR DIRECTORYEXHIBITIONS

October 6-12 • October 13-19October 20-26 October 27-November 2

SUNDAY

MONDAY
TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

6

 

MUSIC

 

Club Helsinki • “Glorious Strings”with rare violins • 7 pm

 

Kaatsbaan • Workshop Performance: Alejandro Cerrudo • 2:30 pm • kaatsbaan.org • 845-757-5106 x 111

 

THEATER


Berkshire Theatre Group • “What the Jews Believe” by Mark Harelik • 2 pm • at The Unicorn Theatre, The Larry Vaber Stage, 6 East St., Stockbridge, MA • 413-997-4444 • www.BerkshireTheatreGroup.org

 

Dorset Players • “Gaslight (Angel Street), by Patrick Hamilton • 2 pm • 104 Cheney Rd., Dorset, VT • 802-867-5570 • www.dorsetplayers.org

 

Performing Arts Center at Taconic Hills • “Sweeney Todd” • 3 pm • 73 Co. Rte. 11A, Craryville, NY • www.TheTwoOfUsProductions.org or 518-758-1648

 

FILM

 

Images Cinema • An American Tail • 1 pm

 

MISC.

 

Story Circle of the Capital District • “Turning Points” • 2 pm • Cabaret at Fort Salem Theater, 11 E. Broadway, Salem, NY • 518-854-3998

 

Olana • Unplanned Views: Geology & The Hudson River School Walk w geology professor Robert Titus • 3 pm

 

North Adams • 64th Annual Fall Foliage Parade: “There’s No Place Like Home in the Berkshires!” • 1 pm • North Adams, MA •

 

Clark Art Institute • First Sundays Free: “Go Green!” • 1-4 pm • clarkart.edu • 413-458-2303

 

Clermont State Historic Site • Landscape & Memory: Mixed Media Collage • 10 am-3 pm, ages 18+ • Clermont Cottage • Reg.: friendsofclermont.org

 

Manchester Fall Art & Craft Festival • 10 am-5 pm • Riley Rink, Rte. 7A (410 Hunter Park Rd., Manchester, VT • craftproducers.com

Hancock Shaker Village • “Open Stalls” • 2-3 pm • Up close with farm animals • Meet at Round Stone Barn

Salmon Falls Gallery • Make Your Own Copper Bookmark • 2-3:30 pm • Ages 10+ • Online reg req’d • salmonfallsgallery.com

 

7

 

MISC.

 

 

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires • “The Public Health Crisis of Gun Violence in America and How You Can Help Save Lives” • 10:45 am • Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Rd., Pittsfield, MA • 413-442-4360

 

Northshire (Saratoga) • Romance Reading Group • 6 pm

Saratoga Immigration Coalition • “Immigration, Public Safety & Community: A Forum with Candidates for Saratoga Springs Public Safety Commissioner” • 6-7:30 pm • Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church, 24 Circular St., Saratoga Springs, NY

Bennington College • “Patria Libre Para Vivir: Art, Social Media, and Resistance in the 2018 Uprising in Nicaragua • 7-8 pm • CAPA Symposium

 

Hoffmann Bird Club • “Foresters for the Birds—Realizing Habitat & Broader Conservation Goals” by Jeff Ritterson, Field Ornithologist at Mass Audubon • 7 pm • At Guardian Life Insurance Company, 700 South St., Pittsfield, MA • hoffmannbirdclub.org • 413-458-3664

 

 


 

 

TUESDAY
8

 

MUSIC


Club Helsinki • Open Mic with Cameron & Ryder • Signup 6pm, Show 7pm

 

MISC.

 

University Art Museum • Talk by Exhibiting Artist Ronny Quevedo • 4:30 pm • 1400 Washington Ave., Albany, NY • www.albany.edu/museum • 518-442-4035

Crandall Public Library • Social Security Made Easy • 6 pm • Adv reg req’d at https://www.crandalllibrary.org

 

Bennington College • Visual Arts Lecture Series: ERRE • 7-8:30 pm • Free, open • Tishman Lecture Hall

Manchester Community Library • Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung • 8:30-9:45 am • Hunter Community Room, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center, VT • Info: 802-362-2607.

 

Moreau Lake State Park • Mud Pond Hike • 10 am-12 pm • 518-793-0511

 

Children’s Museum at Saratoga • “Fidget Grows A Pizza Garden” Reading & Pizza-Making Activity with author Jodie Fitz • 10:30 am • 69 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, NY • cmssny.org

 

9

 

MUSIC

 

Fibhorn Gallery • Opera in an Hour: Rosenkavalier • 7-8 pm • 21 Thomson Ave., Glens Falls, NY

 

MISC.

 

Mass Audubon • Evening at the Beaver Ponds • 4:30-6 pm (all ages 3+) • Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox MA • Reg req’d.


 

THURSDAY

10

 

MUSIC


Folklife Center Concert • Brillhart & Smith • Doors 6:30, concert 7 pm • Crandall Public Library

 

Cohoes Music Hall • Melvin Seals & JGB • Doors 7, music 8 pm

 

The Foundry • Open Mic • Sign-up 6 pm, show 7-10 pm • 2 Harris St., W. Stockbridge, MA • info@thefoundryws.com

 

THEATER

 

Berkshire Theatre Group • “What the Jews Believe” by Mark Harelik • 7 pm • at The Unicorn Theatre, The Larry Vaber Stage, 6 East St., Stockbridge, MA • 413-997-4444 • www.BerkshireTheatreGroup.org

 

MISC.

 

Manchester Community Library • “Yesterday” (2019) • 1 pm & 6:30 pm • 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center, VT

 

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires • “Therapy Dogs in the Berkshires” with Leea Foran, professional dog trainer • 10:45 am • Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Rd., Pittsfield, MA

 

Oblong Books • “Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts” by Kate Racculia • 6 pm • 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY • 845-876-0500 • oblongbooks.com

 

Williamstown Rural Land Fund • “Using Trail Cameras to Study Wildlife Behavior” • 6:30 pm • WRLF’s Sheep Hill Headquarters, 671 Cold Spring Rd., Williamstown, MA • 413-458-2494


Moreau Lake State Park • Moreau Kayak Trip • 10 am-12 pm • 518-793-0511

 

Hancock Shaker Village • “Farm Friends” • 10:30 am-12 pm • Meet a farm animal, enjoy a story & make a simple craft • Meet at Discovery Barn

 

Norman Rockwell Museum • Historic Property Walk • 2 pm

Hancock Shaker Village • Haunted Hancock • 7 pm • Ages 12+ • Res: 413-443-0188

 

11

 

MUSIC


Marty Wendell,7pm
Argyle Brewing in the Depot, 6 Broad Street, Cambridge NY argylebrewing.com

 

Colonial Theatre • The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra • 7:30 pm

 

Friends of Chamber Music • Kenari Quartet • 7:30 pm • Kiggins Hall, Emma Willard School, 285 Pawling Ave., Troy • 528-833-1874 • friendsofchambermusic.org

 

Paramount Theatre • 38 Special • 8 pm

Pearl Street Ballroom • COIN, plus Arkells • 8:30 pm • 10 Pearl St., Northampton, MA • Box office: 413-586-8686

 

DANCE

 

Skidmore • 10 Hairy Legs Dance Company • 7 pm • Dance Theater • Tickets: 518-580-5360

 

THEATER

 

Berkshire Theatre Group • “What the Jews Believe” by Mark Harelik • 7 pm • at The Unicorn Theatre, The Larry Vaber Stage, 6 East St., Stockbridge, MA • 413-997-4444 • www.BerkshireTheatreGroup.org

 

Dorset Players • “Gaslight (Angel Street), by Patrick Hamilton • 7:30 pm • 104 Cheney Rd., Dorset, VT • 802-867-5570 • www.dorsetplayers.org

 

Performing Arts Center at Taconic Hills • “Sweeney Todd” • 7:30 pm • 73 Co. Rte. 11A, Craryville, NY • www.TheTwoOfUsProductions.org or 518-758-1648

 

Simon’s Rock • Cave Dogs, Shadow Performance • 7:30 pm • Daniel Arts Center

 

Town Players of Pittsfield • “Mamma Mia!” • 8 pm • Berkshire Community College Boland Theater • townplayers.org

 

FILM

 

Clark Art Institute • “How Are You” (Denmark, 2011) • 5:30 pm • Auditorium

 

MISC.

 

GIANT TAG SALE to benefit Village of Cambridge Holiday Decorations. 90 S. Union Street, Cambridge NY 9-4pm Fri-Sat.
518-285-1073

 

Norman Rockwell Museum • Meet a Rockwell Model • 3 pm

 

Northshire
- Manchester • Classic Mystery Reading Group • 2 pm


- Manchester • Archer Mayor and “Bomber’s Moon” • 6 pm


- Saratoga • Poetry Reading with Michele Battiste & Barbara Ungar • 7 pm

 

Moreau Lake State Park • Moreau Fishing Trip • 9 am-12 pm • 518-793-0511

 

Stowe Foliage Arts Festival • 10 am-5 pm • Topnotch Field, Mountain Rd., Rte. 108, Stowe, VT • craftproducers.com

 

Clark Art Institute • “Drawing Closer: Trees” • 10:30-11:30 am • Manton Study Center for Works on Paper • Res req’d.

 

Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers’ Market • 10th Annual Garlic Festival • 3-6 pm • 518-466-5497 or taawhalen@yahoo.com

 

Clavarack Free Library • Book Sale • 5-7 pm • 629 St. Rte. 23B, Clavarack, NY • info@clavaracklibrary.org or 518-851-7120

 

Berkshire Botanical Garden • Silent Auction Preview Reception (Exclusive Early Bidding & Autumn Merriment!) • 5:30-7:30 pm • Center House

 

 

12

 

MUSIC

 

Skye Trio • Traditional celtic music 7pm Argyle Brewing in the Depot, 6 Broad Street, Cambridge NY argylebrewing.com

 

Clark Art Institute • Met: Live in HD: “Turandot” • 12:55 pm • clarkart.edu or 413-458-0524

Clarion’s Leaf Peeper Concerts • Hanzhi Wang, accordion • 5 pm • St James Place, 352 Main St., Great Barrington, MA

 

Hancock Shaker Village • Old-time Music Jam • 5 pm

Cohoes Music Hall • Marco Benevento with special guest Mikaela Davis • Doors 7, music 8 pm

 

Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill • PLATFORM VT! • 5-8 pm • multi-media art celebrating place & community • 802-325-2603

 

DANCE

 

Kaatsbaan • Martine van Hamel Masterclass Series: Class with former American Ballet Theatre super-star, all levels • 10:30 am-12 pm • kaatsbaan.org • 845-757-5106 x 111

 

Berkshire Theatre Group • “What the Jews Believe” by Mark Harelik • 2 & 7 pm • Larry Vaber Stage, Unicorn Theatre • 413-997-4444 • www.BerkshireTheatreGroup.org

 

Dorset Players • “Gaslight (Angel Street), by Patrick Hamilton • 7:30 pm • 104 Cheney Rd., Dorset, VT • 802-867-5570 • www.dorsetplayers.org

 

Home Made Theater • “Mamma Mia!” • 7:30 pm • Spa Little Theater

 

Performing Arts Center at Taconic Hills • “Sweeney Todd” • 7:30 pm • 73 Co. Rte. 11A, Craryville, NY • www.TheTwoOfUsProductions.org or 518-758-1648

 

Colonial Theatre • Steve Solomon’s “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m In Therapy” • 8 pm

 

Town Players of Pittsfield • “Mamma Mia!” • 8 pm • Berkshire Community College Boland Theater • townplayers.org

 

FILM

 

Images Cinema • “One Cut of the Dead” • 11:30 pm

 

MISC.

 

Northshire (Manchester)
- Terry Hauptman and “Tremulous Seasons” • 2 pm


- Lisa Lutz and “The Swallows” • 6 pm

Hancock Shaker Village • Makers & Shakers: The Art of Luthiery • Convo 3:30 pm (Tix req’d), Old-time music jam 5 pm (Free)

 

Ventfort Hall • Tea & Talk: “Making Gotham Global: New York City from 1825-1929” • 3:30 pm


New Skete Monastery • “How the Light Gets Through the Crack” retreat • 8 am – 5 pm • Cambridge, NY • Pre-reg. req’d: https://newskete.org/fall-retreat

 

Slate Valley Brew Run • 8:30/9/10 am • Veterans Park, Granville, NY • Online reg til Oct. 9: active.com • Info: 518-321-9640

 

Green Mountain Club • Pico Mountain, Killington • 9 am • Moderate, 6 mi • Lead by Sandy Bragg • 802-492-2143

 

Clavarack Free Library • Book Sale • 9 am-4 pm • 629 St. Rte. 23B • info@clavaracklibrary.org or 518-851-7120

 

Mass Audubon • Taconic Range & Richmond Pond Views • 10:00 am-12:30 pm • Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary • Reg req’d.

 

Hancock Shaker Village • Learn to Make Oval Boxes • 10 am – 3 pm (& Oct 13, 10 am – 2 pm) • Fee $150 ($135) plus $25 cash-only materials fee. Pre-register online or 413-443-0188

 

Thurman Fall Farm Tour • 10 am-4pm • Map & activities: www.VisitThurman.com • 518-623-9595

 

Gore Mountain Harvest Fest • 10 am-4:30 pm • goremountain.com

Berkshire Botanical Garden • 85th Annual Harvest Festival • 10 am-5 pm


- Harvest Festival Silent Auction • 10 am-4 pm • Center House

Stowe Foliage Arts Festival • 10 am-5 pm • Topnotch Field, Mountain Rd., Rte. 108, Stowe, VT • craftproducers.com

 

Clermont State Historic Site • Victorian Nutting Party • 1-3 pm

Tang • Family Saturday • 2-3:30 pm (ages 5+ with adult) • Res rec’d 518-580-8080

 

Hancock Shaker Village • Makers & Shakers: The Luthier’s Craft • 3:30 pm

Art Omi • Fall Opening in the Sculpture + Architecture Park • 4-6 pm

 

Moreau Lake State Park • Full Moon Hike • 6-8 pm • 518-793-0511

 

Historic Salem Courthouse • Old Washington County Jail Public Ghost Hunt • 6 pm • Tix: South Glens Falls Paranormal Society at 518-761-0928

 

GIANT TAG SALE to benefit Village of Cambridge Holiday Decorations. 90 S. Union Street, Cambridge NY 9-4pm Fri-Sat.
518-285-1073